"Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to."
- Sylvia Plath (via akachristiannaa)
(Source: seabois, via meggielynne)
"I act and react, and suddenly I wonder, ‘Where is the girl that I was last year? Two years ago? What would she think of me now?’"
- Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: tarkovskologist, via thatkindofwoman)
"What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age."
Sylvia Plath (via a-quiet-old-soul)
always, Sylvia, always.
(Source: hellanne, via alifelivedwell)
I’m about to re-read the Bell Jar and am kind of terrified I’m going to start overidentifying with Esther Greenwood again. I’m certainly in a much better place than when I read it for the first time 2 years ago (and that book helped me so much then), but it’s still scary cuz I can feel that I’m in a transitional funk so I’m not sure what my reaction will be. I love that book so much, though, so I’m afraid it’ll lose some meaning this time around.
"I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of the throat and I’d cry for a week."
- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (via dulcetdecember)
"The body shuts down when it has too much to bear: it goes its own way quietly inside, waiting for a better time, leaving you numb and half alive."
Sylvia Plath (via littlefoxpaws)
I don’t like when I start overly identifying with Plath.
(Source: crashcoutur, via academicmermaid)
"I want to be important. By being different. And these girls are all the same."
- Sylvia Plath (via wastedrita)
"Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison, it’s yourself."
- Sylvia Plath (via outcamethesun)
"How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into."
- Sylvia Plath (via caitlaaan)